By Danee Kiernan
Life is Almost Always Good and co-author of Bouncing With Style. #25
This year has been Anniversary Year for us.
The 1st anniversary of a judge deciding that our beloved baby should be raised by an unknown genetic relative instead of us.
The 1st anniversary of DJ being pulled from our arms and sent hundreds of miles away,….While we stood helplessly in the driveway, holding each other and weeping.
The 1st anniversary of Mom’s lung cancer diagnosis.
The 1st anniversary of Mom’s chemo and radiation treatments.
The 1st anniversary of Mom’s move into hospice.
The 1st anniversary of Mom’s last Christmas.
The 1st anniversary of Mom’s death.
It was within seven months that our family experienced these tremendous losses. We cried, prayed, hugged, talked, screamed, stumbled, fell, mourned and survived.
Danee Kiernan is a writer, parent, entrepreneur and co-author of Bouncing with Style: Starting over but Not From Scratch. She connects with others based on her experiences as a full time woman, full time mom (adoptive, birth & foster), stay at home mom, working woman and business owner. She hopes that sharing her experiences openly will help others to find their bounce. Danee is a powerful advocate for women’s rights, especially every woman’s right to choose her own destiny and build the life that she desires.
Danee KIernan earned a BS degree in Elementary Education with an early childhood specialization from Iowa Wesleyan College, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Danee believes in the importance of love, family and pursuing dreams. She makes her home in Wisconsin, where she and husband Jim, are thoroughly enjoying the experience of raising their 12 children.
You can reach Danee Kiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org